A few years ago, I worked @ Sam Ash. I bought alot of basses there @ a nice discount. Let's focus on one, in particular. It's a Spector NS-4 CR in Natural oil finish. Very nice bass. Felt great, played great. In the process of buying my Trans-White NS-4 USA, I sell the NS-4 CR to a friend... no... aquantance of mine named Dave. About a year or so later I visit the Sam Ash store I used to work @ & I see my BEAUTIFUL NS-4 CR hanging on the wall marked @ $900. I talk to my man, Jimmy B (Assistant Store Manager, 2nd in command, when he was a salesman I bought many basses, guitars, amps, etc from him). He gave me a great price of $750. Thinking to myself... "that is a great price for this bass" I said, "Do Better" & he said sorry. So I left. Every time I go into the store (because I'm a glutton for punishment ) I see this bass, but say nothing. Play other basses. buy other basses, etc. A few days ago, I join this <a href="http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/spectorbassclub"><font color=red size=3>Spector Club</font></a> @ Yahoo.com. I post pictures of all the Spectors I had pictures of. Me & Mr. Dead start chatting via AOL IM & he said something to the effect that "Wow, the natural one was nice"....... That afternoon, I go back to the Sam Ash w/my Sam Ash credit card (7 months no interest, no payments). I walk in. The Spector basses are right in the front & the bass is gone. I think to myself, "Oh well, it wasn't meant to be." But there it was in the back. I'm playing the bass, talking to my buds I used to work with & I ask the big question..... ...."Where's Jimmy B?" My exact words were, "You can't make me leave w/out letting me walk out w/this bass" He asked the ever so distracting question, "How much do you want to pay?" I said "ONE PENNY" & laughed. "Do your magic JIM." He said $750. I said $650. He said, NO WAY!!!! I can't do that price. He has another customer to deal w/& I waited..... .....As he's dealing w/the customer, he & another sales man (that I worked with) kept telling me, "You love that bass for $750. When Jim was done w/that customer, I said $650. Remembering some of the instore meetings about getting rid of "used gear that has been sitting too long", I said, "This bass has been here for how long? A LONG TIME!!! I know you want to get rid of it to make room for a few MIM Strats that you could sell hand over fist. $650." "OK, let me see what I can do." I guess he went over to the store manager & when he came back he said....... ......$670.00. The moral of this story is this is what not to do if a bird $hit$ on you. Or that Nino's nuts!!!!! You chose. I should make a poll!!!!! NAH. There go those voices in my head taking over again.